The mother of 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, the teenage girl who was shot by a classmate at their Maryland high school earlier this week, said Thursday that her daughter is brain dead and will be removed from life support.
The Associated Press reports: Melissa Willey told news reporters Thursday night that her daughter, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey has “no life left in her.” She said Jaelynn would be removed from life support during the evening.
The teen was shot Tuesday by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County.
Rollins died after shooting Willey. A school resource officer got there within a minute and fired a shot at Rollins, but it’s not yet clear whether Rollins was killed by the officer’s bullet or took his own life.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday Rollins and the girl had been in a relationship that recently ended.
“All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence,” police said in a statement.
Jaelynn had been in critical condition at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center.
A fundraising page has been established for the family.
Rollins second victim, a 14-year-old boy identified as Desmond Barnes, was shot in the thigh and treated at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He has been released from the hospital.